Martin Wright is a Director of Forum for the Future, with particular responsibility for India. He is Founding Editor of Green Futures, the world’s leading magazine on environmental solutions and sustainable futures. He is Visiting Judge for the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy (www.ashdenawards.org).
Lisa Ma socialises activism. Combining fringe communities, ethnographic research and speculative design, her unusual ‘platforms of engagement’ creates social events that are perceived as activism but function as services.
Laura Bates founded the Everyday Sexism Project in April 2012 after realising that people no longer considered sexism to be a problem within society. The online platform where women can submit everyday examples of sexism directly or via email or Twitter, gives women from all over the world a voice.
Hamit co-founded the Iraq Body Count project in 2002 (www.iraqbodycount.org), and is the co-director of the Every Casualty programme at Oxford Research Group (ORG), a London-based think tank.
Before retiring Liz was a primary school teacher and a trained Reading Recovery specialist. Since retiring Liz has seized the opportunity to volunteer for a variety of projects, including nature conservation and guerilla gardening.
Four years ago Liz saw an article about Sugata Mitra, 2013 TEDPrize winner, and his Granny mentoring project Since then Liz has been volunteering for the project and will be travelling to India at the end of 2013 to visit various schools and an original Hole in the Wall computer location. She also set up the Granny Facebook page so that the Grannies could chat informally, sharing triumphs and the inevitable disasters.
Andrew Merritt and Paul Smyth are founders of the London based collective Something & Son. Their work reflects their varied backgrounds and shared passion in art, social enterprise, the environment and engineering, leading them to produce popular, provocative and witty work that tackles the big design and social/environmental challenges of our time.
Peter Tatchell was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1952 and has been campaigning since 1967 on issues of human rights, democracy, civil liberties, LGBT equality and global justice
Leandro Herrero is an organization architect, speaker, author and consultant; he heads The Chalfont Project, a UK based international consulting firm.
Mark Easton joined the BBC in 1986 as a reporter and since 2004 he has been the Home Editor of BBC News broadcasting in national television, radio and online.
Brooke Magnanti, one of Observer’s “Faces of 2009” and Guardian newspaper’s “Best British Weblog 2003,” is a scientist and author. She wrote the bestselling Belle de Jour series of books, which were adapted into the hit ITV show “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” starring Billie Piper. She is also the author of The Sex Myth, published by Orion in 2012. She has a masters in Genetic Epidemiology and gained her PhD at the Department of Forensic Pathology, University of Sheffield. Her professional interests include population-based research, standards of evidence, and human biology and anthropology.
Stephanie Pau has recently founded Citizen Inventor, a UK citizen science community open to all.
Steph holds a master in electronics and electrical engineering from Imperial College, London. Beside technology, she has a strong interest in art, science and life-long learning. Multi-disciplinarity has planted a seed early in her training. During her master, she collaborated with the Fashion Department at Central Saint Martins to create wearable electronics. After, she started working as a software engineer across a wide range of industries and cultures.